isn’t home birth messy?

It’s really not that bad. It’s true that there are various body fluids happening during birth. You’ll purchase  a kit with absorbent maternity pads, chux pads and some non-toxic cleaning supplies so that your midwife spot-clean any fluids that have dripped on the floor. The biggest mess potential is normal postpartum bleeding seeping through to the mattress; so your midwife will help you protect the mattress in advance. Waterbirth mishaps can damage flooring; your midwife will help you keep an eye on the tub and hose and guide you to put down floor protection.